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Congratulations to Ms. Christine Poulsen, fourth grade at Kershaw Intermediate School in the Sugar Salem School District in Idaho.  She has been awarded nearly $500 to purchase materials to incorporate hands on activities for teaching the revised set of Next Generation Science Standards.  The diverse materials will benefit almost 110 fourth grade students in four classrooms.

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Tracy Son Advances Science Education with NWPE Grant
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 11, 2017, 10:06 PM

Congratulations to Ms. Tracy Son, sixth grade teacher at Lowell Scott Middle School in the West Ada School District in Idaho,.  Ms. Son was awarded a $500 NWPE classroom grant to purchase resources to help her teach Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) related to Earth Science.  She notes that, “Students in sixth grade are very visual and hands-on. Adding to my classroom resources will aid in the visual and hands-on learning of my students while reinforcing the 3-D teaching methods of NGSS.”

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NWPE's Jason George and Students Score Awards
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 21, 2017, 07:47 PM

Congratulations to award-winning NWPE member Jason George (Presidential Award Winner in Science Education for 2016).  Mr. George who is a longtime NWPE member and advocate for teacher professionalism contributed to the state’s effort to update Idaho’s science learning standards.  He also recently led his students from Vision Charter School in Caldwell, ID, to a number of awards at the Idaho Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).  The awards include an all-expense paid trip to the International Science Fair in Los Angeles for Mr. George and the team consisting of T.J. Herndon, Brooklyn Legg, and Luke Campbell who won first place overall competing in the category of Engineering, specifically in the area of high efficiency rocket nozzles. They won the Airforce Engineering Award, Gold in Category, Best in Category, and Best in Fair.

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Independence Voice Key to NWPE Scholarship Winner
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 08, 2016, 07:28 PM

Congratulations to NWPE member Tanya McAtee, grades six and eight science and social studies teacher at St. Paul’s Academy in Bellingham, WA.  Ms. McAtee has been awarded a $470 NWPE scholarship to attend the National Science Teachers Association’s annual conference where she focused on middle school instructional strategies to integrate the three strands of New Generation Science Standards (NGSS) through inquiry-based science instruction.

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Kris Daratha Awarded Grant for Community Project
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 07, 2016, 05:00 PM

Congratulations to Kris Daratha, NWPE member and winner of a $500 NWPE grant to supplement Waterville High School's science program. With the help of a STEM grant last year, he and his students entered a national competition for design and implementation of solar heated sidewalks. They were able to create a prototype and three solar panels. The NWPE grant will help them improve the prototype and unleash five portable, heated sidewalks around Waterville, WA, in order to keep the community safe during harsh winters.  Mr. Daratha’s project is reusable, will continue year after year, and is a great way students will experience how STEM can better their community.

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NWPE Grant Advances Odessa Science Program
posted by: Cindy Omlin | November 16, 2016, 04:54 PM

Congratulations to Mr. Jeff Wehr, NWPE member and Odessa High School science teacher.  Mr. Wehr was awarded a $500 grant to purchase technological resources to make science more engaging and relevant to students.  NWPE’s support will help the science department's goal of “creating scientists by actively involving students in engaging science tasks, allowing students to see themselves as scientists, and exploring and collaborating with local, state, national, and global science professionals.”

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NWPE's Jeff Wehr and Students Stack up Science Awards
posted by: Cindy Omlin | September 20, 2016, 06:22 PM

NWPE’s Jeff Wehr and his students have had another amazing year!  Mr. Wehr, Advanced STEM Research and Education teacher at Odessa High School in Washington state, was honored to be selected as the 2016 Teacher of the Year for the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair.  He was also selected as the 2016 Teacher of the Year for the Washington Science Teachers Association.  Additionally, he was selected by the Society for Science and the Public to be a guest panelist for STEM research in education, an event which was held in Washington, DC, on October 1st.  As if that was not enough, Mr. Wehr was recently awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) by President Obama.  The National Science Foundation flew Mr. Wehr and his wife Julie (also an NWPE member) to Washington DC for an incredible week filled with an awards banquet, awards ceremony, and visitation to the White House and Capitol Hill.

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NWPE's Jason George Achieves Highest Science Honor
posted by: Cindy Omlin | September 19, 2016, 09:53 PM
President Obama has named 213 mathematics and science teachers, including NWPE member Jason George, teacher at Vision Charter School in Caldwell, ID, as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. Jason received his award at a ceremony in Washington, DC, on September 8.   Continue Reading...
NWPE's Jeff Wehr Nominated for National Award
posted by: Cindy Omlin | October 29, 2015, 02:33 PM

We are thrilled to announce that another NWPE member has been nominated for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)!

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Jason George Science Teacher Extraordinaire
posted by: Cindy Omlin | October 05, 2015, 11:39 PM

Congratulations to NWPE member Jason George, a teacher at Vision Charter School in Caldwell, Idaho. Mr. George has been recognized as one of Idaho’s top secondary science educators. According to the Idaho Press Tribune, Mr. George was honored with three other teachers as part of the annual Idaho Science Teachers Conference held in Rexburg, Idaho, last week. NWPE Regional Director Brenda Miller attended the event and honor ceremony held at the Legacy Flight Museum.

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NWPE's Beth Brubaker Inspires Innovation
posted by: Colin | January 27, 2015, 02:25 PM
Congratulations to NWPE member and Invent Idaho co-founder Beth Brubaker of Hayden, Idaho.  After 26 years, the Invent Idaho competition has expanded from grades 1-8 with this year being the first to be open to high school students.  Beth shares in the Coeur d'Alene Press article "Imagine, ignite, innovate "  why Invent Idaho is such an important event for Idaho’s youngsters.   Continue Reading...
Science Star Jeff Wehr Reports
posted by: Cindy Omlin | September 30, 2014, 06:29 PM

Jeff Wehr, NWPE member and award winning science teacher at Odessa High School in Washington state, recently reported on some remarkable research achievements by students in the school's Advanced STEM Research (ASR) Laboratory.  Described in a feature article by ESD 101 as “an inquiry based study program that allows students to conduct independent study in any scientific discipline,” ASR is a concept which Wehr brought to Washington from his former teaching position in Montana.

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Congratulations to NWPE member Jean Robinson, Earth Science teacher at Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy, and her middle school ExploraVision team!  Jean led her middle school students to win the Region 6 competition of the 2014 Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision program, the world's largest K-12 science competition.  The students' project could lead to a potential scientific and medical breakthrough for the treatment of migraine headaches.

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Congratulations to NWPE member Jeffrey Wehr and his Advanced STEM Research Laboratory students at Odessa High School, Odessa, WA!  They continue to win prestigious awards for their exciting and promising research!

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Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE) has awarded Mr. Scott Westermann, a high school math and science teacher in Castleford Schools, with a New Classroom Start-Up Grant for $250 to purchase student kits and lab supplies for physical science classes.  Mr. Andy Wiseman, Castleford Schools Superintendent, presented the award to Mr. Westermann at a staff meeting on Monday, February 25.

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Science Teacher Makes Learning “Not Boring”
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 07, 2013, 07:26 PM

It can happen to even the best of teachers. You look around your classroom to see glazed over eyes and drooping eyelids. Yes, it could be because your students didn't sleep or even because they were up late working diligently on their homework. Or it could simply be because they are bored.    Continue Reading...

Helpful Links for Science Teachers
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 21, 2012, 07:16 PM

As we often highlight on the AAE blog, video clips and online resources are changing the face of education. While the internet features thousands of websites on K-12 science websites, some set atop the pack as go-to resources for science teachers seeking to supplement their lesson plans with new and engaging content. Take a moment to review a few popular online tools and websites:   Continue Reading...


Ms. Kira Powell, a rising senior at Odessa High School in Washington recently won first place in her regional, state, and later national science fair. This past May, she competed in an international competition, where she also received first place for independent research and a "best of" award in Plant Sciences. In July, she will compete in the international competition in London.   Continue Reading...

 We are happy to award Mr. David Grindstaff, an NWPE member and teacher at the Twin Falls, ID, Wings Charter School, with a classroom grant for $422 to purchase earth science curricular materials to enhance student achievement. 

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